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Darlington mother sheds her dreads for national cancer charity
A MOTHER-OF-TWO has shed her dreads to raise money for a national cancer charity.
After more than ten years with dreadlocks, Dory Dronsfield felt the time had come to shed her metre-long locks while raising funds for Cancer Research UK at the same time.
The 30-year-old, of Darlington, raised about £600 at the sponsored head shave, which took place at a family fun day and fair in the Dolphin Centre, in Darlington, today (Sunday, August 11).
Her three-year-old son, Luis, cut the first dreadlock off, while her mother, Jean, cut off her last.
Ms Dronsfield’s friend, Daniel Blackett, then helped shave her head before hairdresser Sarah-Jane Garnett, of Mojoa Hair and Beauty, in Darlington, put the finishing touches to her dramatic new look.
She said: “It is something I have wanted to do for a while as cancer affects everyone.
“A lot of the stallholders here today have been affected by cancer and wanted to do something to raise money for charity.
“I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders, putting my hands on my head now feels really strange.”
She hopes to raise £2,000 for the charity, anyone who wants to add to her fundraising can donate at justgiving.com/shave_dorys_head
For updates on her fundraising visit the event’s Facebook page.
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